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“Hidden Histories: The Lives and Legacies of Birmingham’s First Jewish Families” with Dr. Melissa Young
January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for a riveting conversation on Birmingham’s early Jewish history and some myth busting around Birmingham’s earliest Jewish settlers. Drawing off her dissertation, “Magic City Jews: Integration and Public Memory in Birmingham, Alabama,” Dr. Melissa Young will focus on three figures; Herman Simon, Charles Neumann and Sophia Wise, their roles in Birmingham’s history and the role of public memory in recording it. Dr. Young received her PhD from University of Alabama’s History Department and is currently the primary scholar on the Beth El Civil Rights Experience. This is a chance not only to learn about Birmingham Jewish history, but to get to know this new member of our Temple Beth El community.
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